Cycling shorts.

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05/07/2014 at 20:30

What's a good brand of cycling shorts? I specifically want a pair that will stop my arse from hurting the moment it touches the saddle.

Thanks awfully.

05/07/2014 at 20:39

You're welcome.
05/07/2014 at 20:46

Tri shorts less padding sometimes is better

Blisters    pirate
05/07/2014 at 20:47

The general clue is in the price.

That said, you started by asking about cycling shorts. I first asked about those, and was soundly destroyed and told that I needed bib-shorts. They were right.

Other things, you need sex aids, sorry, I mean lubricant. Saddle butter, chamois cream. Slap it all aver. Knackers, crackers, gappers, in fact anywhere that might rub. Some slap it on the pad in the shorts, but be honest it's going to go everywhere anyway.

Afterwards, if you do have a sore arse, man up, and slap on a splash of surgical spirit. You might wince a bit. but it soon dies. What it does do is keep any abrasions, lesions and open pores clean and clear from infection. Like I say. MTFU.

05/07/2014 at 20:49

Wiggles own brand, DHB are quite good and reasonably priced

seren nos    pirate
05/07/2014 at 21:04

I never ever wear bib shorts as they are a pain in the neck to go to toilet in


05/07/2014 at 21:35
Why are bibs better?
I don't get chaffing, I just feel like someone has booted me in that little area between the sheriff's badge and the clackerbag.
Edited: 05/07/2014 at 21:36
05/07/2014 at 21:36
Aka the Gooch?
05/07/2014 at 21:50
Had to check that on urban dictionary which gave an excellent explanation.
So, yes, the gooch.
05/07/2014 at 22:01

You say MTFU blisters then use chamois cream....., have some of your own medicine.

Personally I don't like bib shorts but each to their own....castelli or DHB for me.


Sounds like you just need to ride your bike more to me....your undercarraige gets used to it eventually

Cortina5    pirate
05/07/2014 at 22:14
seren nos wrote (see)

I never ever wear bib shorts as they are a pain in the neck to go to toilet in


I take mine off to go to  the toilet 

I've just bought another pair of Decathlon bib shorts. But I guess shorts are like saddles and very personal. For TT bike I find bib shorts too thick and prefer tri shorts. 

05/07/2014 at 22:20
I just want my barse to stop hurting.
05/07/2014 at 22:30
I have a pair of Mavic bibs that are superb

Loads of Assos cream
05/07/2014 at 23:52

Mavic for me too although a couple of guys I ride with swear by decathlon if you want a cheaper option. I prefer bibs more so in winter for the added protection for the lower back.

Blisters    pirate
06/07/2014 at 00:04


Have you tried Surgical spirit on an open wound?

06/07/2014 at 07:10

Not since army basic training.

Crooky-IronKnee    pirate
06/07/2014 at 08:08

Quote of the week for me


Blisters wrote (see)

 Slap it all aver. Knackers, crackers, gappers, in fact anywhere that might rub.


tricoops    pirate
06/07/2014 at 09:58

What's the best chamois cream? I have used Udderly smooth but don't notice much difference with it compared to without. Might not be putting enough on and getting the coverage suggested by Blisters.

Mr StOat    pirate
06/07/2014 at 10:11

someone may have said it bit maybe look at your saddle. I had issues before and solved it with a saddle change, to a fizik although I think I may now need a new one. 

seren nos    pirate
06/07/2014 at 15:29

Just MTFU......

 when i started out i used to cover my bits in lashings of vaseline.......made the saddle very shiny......

now no problems in thin trishorts even after 20 odd hours in the saddle in one go......

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